MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine (Online delivery)

The two year online MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course is aimed at professionals working in a sports clinic environment. Students are taught to independently access information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence based research.

The MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course, run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc, is delivered by an innovative and experienced team who have an established international reputation in sports and exercise medicine.

Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years September On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years September On Line 8
Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years September On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years September On Line 8

This clinically-focussed Sports and Exercise Medicine course is designed to enhance professional skills and knowledge in sports and exercise medicine.

The curriculum is based on the specialist training curriculum developed by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. It therefore meets the highest standards for SEM education and would enhance national and international employability.

MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine provides a progression route for the postgraduate sports and exercise medicine diploma course offered by the University.

Year 1

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Exercise and Sport in Relation to Chronic Disease and Populations
  • Common Sports Injuries and Investigation
  • Management and Rehabilitation Planning of Sports and Exercise Related Injuries
  • Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Return to Exercise
  • The Multidisciplinary Team in Exercise and Sport

Year 2

  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
  • Professional Project (10,500 words)

Teaching

There is an optional one day residential programme at the University’s Glyntaff campus which provides an overview of the course and the study skills required. The fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.

Assessment

You will be assessed across the following components for the first module:

  • Clinical case scenarios, with case-based discussion
  • Individual learning portfolio
  • Group/individual activity
  • Case-based examination

To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course however much of the work is self directed. Students are expected in the first 8 weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project is completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor.

Lecturers

The course director is Dr Gareth Jones Having obtained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine Dr Jones later went on to become a DipSEM examiner. He has attended four Commonwealth Games, the last two as Chief Medical Officer and has been a Match Day Doctor at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

  • An Honours degree at class 2:1 or above in a relevant Health based subject or Medicine/Physiotherapy.
  • Accredited Prior Learning (APL) may be negotiated on an individual basis.

Fees

The MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine courses are run in conjunction with a partner company and do not attract standard university fees. The fees for 2016/17 are £3,780 per academic year for both home and international students. Further details can be obtained from Katie Lowe at info@diploma-msc.com or by visiting the Diploma MSc website.

Additional costs apply should you choose to attend the one day induction course.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2016 - July 2017 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU:  £1260  per 20 credits.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Apply directly to the University if you are applying for a part-time, professional or postgraduate course, an Erasmus/Exchange programme, the Legal Practice (part-time) course, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution.    

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Admissions statement 

This qualification has been introduced with the purpose of promoting and enhancing professional skills and knowledge among its students which have direct relevance and application to the demands of their working roles. There is increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena and a need for higher qualifications to assist with career development and support specialisation. It is envisaged that most students will be in primary care or aspiring to such posts.

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As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.